Concordia University Wisconsin, founded in 1881, is a Lutheran, liberal arts university located on the shore of Lake Michigan, only 15 miles from downtown Milwaukee and all of its cultural and professional sports offerings.
The sprawling 200-acre campus in Mequon, WI, and its off-campus, adult learning centers are home to a record 7,178 undergraduate and graduate students from 45 states and 26 foreign countries this year. Students can choose from 60 undergraduate majors, 14 masters degrees and doctoral offerings in physical therapy and nursing practice. Over 96% of all full-time undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid. Twenty-one NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports are offered; men’s and women’s lacrosse are the newest.
Transformation of the lakefront campus continues as a $3.5 million Center for Environmental Stewardship will be completed in July, 2010, allowing both undergraduate and graduate students to study aquatic life on the recently restored $8 million bluff. This 26-month project saw nearly 70,000 tons of rock trucked in to shape the breakwater, beach and revetment. Groundbreaking is expected to occur in 2010 for a new School of Pharmacy, only the second in the state of Wisconsin.